TROPICAL STORM DANNY FORMS IN THE CARIBBEAN. FORECAST TO THREATEN NEW ENGLAND THIS WEEKEND…3to8 Inches of Rain Possible
At 11:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm (T.S.) Danny was located at 24.9 North 70.3 West with maximum sustained winds of 45 MPH. Danny is moving to the West Northwest at 18 MPH. The latest forecast from the NHC is predicting that Danny will slowly gain strength as the storm moves to the West Northwest during the next 12 hours. Danny is then forecast to turn to the Northwest tonight as the storm continues to slowly gain strength.
On Thursday and Friday Danny is forecast to move North Northwest towards Cape Hatteras. Danny is then forecast to turn to the North Northeast and move quickly towards Cape Cod on Saturday. If Danny remains on its current track the storm would make landfall as a Category I Hurricane Saturday evening near Martha’s Vineyard.
On this track the effects from Danny in Rhode Island would be similar to a tropical storm Saturday evening. Heavy rain and some coastal flooding would also be likely if Danny remains on this track.
Executive Director J. David Smith advises homeowners to make sure gutters are clean, sump pumps are functioning , and outdoor furniture is secure.